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Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window

Mountain Window

Jack B. Yeats (1871 – 1957)

© Estate of Jack B Yeats. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2013

  • Artist
    Jack B. Yeats
  • Title
    Mountain Window
  • Date
    1946
  • Dimensions
    34.5 × 22cm
  • Medium
    Oil on board
  • Collection
    Niland Collection
  • Provenance
    Presented by Ria Mooney to Sligo County and Museum in 1970.
Description

This tiny painting belonged to Ria Mooney, an actress and the first woman producer at the Abbey Theatre. She worked on two of Jack Yeats’s plays there in the 1940s. Mooney presented this work and another Yeats painting, He Wins, to Sligo.

Mooney may have been drawn to this work because of its use of theatrical conceit. It is an ambiguous view of a Ben Bulben seen through a cottage window, apparently based on a memory of a scene from the house of a great-aunt of Yeats, who lived above the Rosses in Co.Sligo. The lady was known as Aunt Mickey and her home had a commanding view of Ben Bulben. The cosy image of an Irish country garden with climbing foliage and luscious window boxes contrasts with the austere form of the mountain viewed in the distance. The result is a sensuous and complex image of the famous Sligo mountain and the surrounding countryside.

Written by Roisin Kennedy

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  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  4. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  5. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
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  8. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph
  9. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-A Western Town, Night
  12. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mitchell
  13. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Car is at the door
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  16. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  17. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  18. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  19. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Cartoon for Figure of Christ
  22. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- An Island Funeral
  24. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden